DAY 127 OF 365 IN 2021
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
When any two parties enter an alliance, an expectation is that there will be a sharing of ‘intelligence’. For nations, this isn’t just military intelligence, but also involves manufacturing, education and even economic intelligence. Without the free flow and access to information, an alliance really does not have a good foundation.
Jesus establishes two different groups in today’s text: friends and servants, distinguished only by one thing – their access to information. The servant knows not what his master does but to a friend, one is open to telling all.
It seemed that after embarking on a walk with Jesus, the status of the Apostles had been upgraded. They had moved from becoming a people rebuked for not understanding matters of the kingdom, to those in whose hands the very keys of the kingdom were entrusted. They had become friends, people with shared access to crucial intelligence.
Beloved, it really is interesting how one single variable such as information could serve as the symbol for the amendment of status, but there it is. And one more thing to ponder on: if the master is keen to reveal things to us because we are now friends, how eager are we to want to know what He’s doing? How much of this access and advantage do we acknowledge and make use of?